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Knit 1, Purl 1, Hook 1

Beyond Our Borders

By: Diane Krys

Jasper, 25" x 18", cut wool strips and yarn, hoooked and knitted on linen. Designed and created by Diane Krys, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, 2012. 

I used to visit yarn stores with my knitting friends and count myself lucky that I didn’t knit. Freedom from temptation—I’m weak willed in the face of beautiful fiber. I imagined if I were an actual knitter immersed in shops full of seductive yarns that my brain would simply short circuit, and I’d pass out. I’d wake up, broke and homeless, living in a soft cloud of hand-dyed luxury yarn down by the river. Well, I’m a knitter and a rug hooker now, and it’s all good. I still have a roof over my head, and a small soft cloud has settled in my home studio right next to my rug hooking stash.

This article is from the September/October 2012 issue. For more information on our issues, check out our issues page.

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